Dr. Purani Palaniswami, MD

Dr. Purani Palaniswami, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Female  ·  
42 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Purani Palaniswami, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Elmhurst, IL and has been practicing for 17 years. She specializes in rheumatology.

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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 98% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 98% of peers
very high
more than 97% of peers

Dr. Palaniswami's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

77  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Kasturba Medical College Mangalore, Manipal University
    Medical School | Graduated 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Palaniswami has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Palaniswami's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Palaniswami to family and friends
19 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (19)

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Dr. Palaniswami's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

She never explained things well. I did research before appointments so I could be more knowledgeable because I wasn't getting much information from her. I wasn't confident with her care. She also seemed to push medication (even if it wasn't working for me) and be very accusatory that I didn't...more
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If you are a new patient, I do not recommend Dr. P and here are the reasons why: 1. She did not review my medical history prior to my visit. 2. She does not seem educated about Lupus and ways to manage it 3. She prescribed me medication without a proper diagnosis . This list goes on.... I do NOT...more
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Does a poor job of explaining medical conditions. Does not follow up with test results and does not provide enough information on the tests she recommended. Spent a ton of money there for little to no help or resolution. Will not be returning. Would not recommend.
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I met with Dr. P yesterday and she could not have been any nicer. I only had to wait a few minutes. The nurse was so nice and caring. Dr. P spent a lot of time with me, examined me, asked questions and was sincerely concerned with my well being. I highly recommend her and her nurses.
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She has been very helpful with my RA management. I've been seeing her for over 6 years. I recently recommended her to a friend.
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